Friday, July 1, 2016

Concord, New Hampshire

It was a long day today in the van, but totally worth it.  We left this morning from Ohio around 8 a.m. and arrived in Concord at 6 p.m. this evening.  Brett had walked to The Centennial Hotel to meet us and showed up just as we pulled in.  We were thrilled to see him and his first order of business was to hand Doug his Father's Day and Birthday present - local bottles of wine made in New Hampshire.  We loved the room that we were put in.  The Centennial is a 1892 mansion that has been modernized as a hotel and restaurant.  It was the perfect spot for us - history and convenience.

We all walked to downtown Concord once we unpacked.  Brett showed us his favorite spots - the Statehouse, the Barley House, a local bookstore and the comic book store.  We tried one place that he had never been to, but wanted to - The Granite State Candy Store.  We all picked out candy for later this evening.  Cam also bought a Where's Waldo Book for the car ride to Boston tomorrow from the bookstore.  Brett asked us to try a local pizza place for dinner.  The three of them went with the cheese pizza special and Doug and I had a specialty chicken pizza.  Both were delicious.

After dinner we all walked back to The Centennial.  Doug ran Brett home while Cam and Meg started Full House on Nickelodeon.  The only down part of the day was that I knew I would not meet my 12,000 steps.  Seeing Brett happy and doing well, however, was totally worth it.

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